My son is maturing psychologically. We’re dealing with a death in the family in ways that are tangible (Saturn). He can no longer be just a school boy. He’s got to help me move this bed, put together this shelf, carry boxes and whatever else I need him to do.
He’s also had to field phone calls from an aunt he’s never met, chatting with her respite as she grieves the loss of her husband. His positive response to this pressure is forging his character in good way. I am extremely proud of him.
He’s also hitting puberty. This is pretty funny…
The other day, we came face to face as we both turned a corner from different directions, at the same time. I was surprised when he just stood there.
“Are you kidding?” I said. “Go around me. You yield to me!” I said. “I am your mother, but on top of that, I am an old lady! You go around! You don’t make me go around you! When you find yourself staring at an old lady like this, step aside and say, excuse me ma’am. She’s old!”
He nodded, stepping aside. “Excuse me, mom,” he said, without sarcasm.
“Thank you,” I said, passing by him, feeling very lucky. “Excellent!”
I felt lucky because he’s as big as I am now. Soon he’ll be six feet tall and if he doesn’t listen to me now, he’s not going to listen to me then.
I treat him with tremendous respect. I never invade his privacy. I support his friendships and I let him call his own shots. He knows he can trust me, so yeah. I think he can defer to his mother, regardless of what the testosterone in his body might be doing. Why should that be my problem, right?
A Saturn transit to Sun Saturn, would be time when he would become more defined (Saturn) as man (Sun). I think he’s making really good choices.
I am also watching his best friend, The Quirky Aquarian under this transit. I’ve known him since he was 8, he’ll be 16 in February.
I heard he went out and applied for every single job he could think of, anywhere, doing anything. I was glad to know it – he’s not afraid to grow up.
Do you have children or know children with major planets in Fixed signs, impacted by Saturn in Scorpio? How are they doing?